Bishop Paiute Tribe

Bishop Paiute Tribe

About Bishop Paiute Tribe

The Bishop Paiute Tribe, formerly known as the Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony is a federally recognized tribe of Northern Paiute and Timbisha Indians of the Owens Valley, in Inyo County of eastern California. The Bishop Paiute Tribe has a federal reservation, the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony, in the upper Owens Valley, above the city of Bishop, California. The reservation is on the lower slopes and alluvial fan of the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains and is 877 acres (3.55 km) in size. Approximately 1441 tribal members live on the reservation. The reservation was established in 1912. In 1990, 934 people were enrolled in the federally recognized tribe. The tribe is governed by a democratically elected tribal council.

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